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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Monday, 26 February

Yerriyong motorcycling complex

Senator RHIANNON: My questions concern a development down in the Shoalhaven area—the Yerriyong motorcycling complex. There was $10 million secured in a grant for this complex. I wanted to ask some questions about it because development had not been given.

Ms Hall: Senator, I think this is actually a regional funding program. It's not infrastructure investment—road and rail.

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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Monday 22 May

Senator RHIANNON: I want to return to the Australian National Audit Office's report on WestConnex. Where are you at with it? Is it something there have been discussions on, some lessons learnt and reflections on, or is it that it is gathering dust on the bookshelf and you are thinking, 'Well, we escaped that bullet'? Where does it sit for you?

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FOWSA Farce: Greens challenge Liberal/Labor backers of WSA to public debate

A new, cherry-picked ‘Forum On Western Sydney Airport’ has been announced by Federal Minister Paul Fletcher to ram through unpopular flight paths and side-step open public criticism of the flawed project.
 
The Greens are calling on Liberal and Labor MPs who back the construction of Western Sydney Airport to face the public at a town hall style meeting and be willing to debate why they continue to support this increasingly controversial project. 
 
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No curfew plan for Western Sydney Airport – adds insult to injury

The Greens say the Turnbull government’s refusal to consider a night-time curfew for the proposed Western Sydney Airport adds insult to injury for Western Sydney residents. 
 
“This airport is a dud deal for Western Sydney residents. The fact that the Turnbull government is refusing to consider a night-time curfew adds insult to injury,” Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said.
 
“Sydney Airport has a curfew between 11pm and 6am, why don’t Western Sydney residents deserve at least the same consideration?
 
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